List of Holidays 2015 for Central Government Offices


F.No.12/5/2014-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi 
Dated the 6th June, 2013

Subject : Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2015.

It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure -I to this O.M. will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2015. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays in Annexure - II


2. Central Government Administrative Offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays as per para 3.1 below:

1. REPUBLIC DAY
2. INDEPENDENCE DAY
3. MAHATMA GANDHI'S BIRTHDAY
4. BUDDHA PURNIMA
5. CHRISTMAS DAY
6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)
7. DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)
8. GOOD FRIDAY
9. GURU NANAK'S BIRTHDAY
10. IDU'L FITR
11. IDU'L ZUHA
12. MAHAVIR JAYANTI
13. MUHARRAM
14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD'S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)

3.1. In addition to the above 14 Compulsory holidays mentioned in para 2, three holidays shall be decided from the list indicated below by the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee in the State Capitals, if necessary, in consultation with Coordination Committees at other places in the State. The final list applicable uniformly to all Central Government offices within the concerned State shall be notified accordingly and no change can be carried out thereafter. It is also clarified that no change is permissible in regard to festivals and dates as indicated.

1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
2. HOLI
3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
4. RAM NAVAMI
5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI
7. IVIAKAR SANKARANTI
8. RATH YATRA
9. ONAM
10. PONGAL
11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI
12. VISHU/ VAISAICHI / VAISAKHADI / BAHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI / CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADAVA 181 NAVRATRA / NAUROZ/CHHATH POOJA/KARVA CHAUTH.

3.2 No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival holidays initially declared subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non¬working day or in the event of more than one festivals falling on the same day.

4. The list of Restricted Holidays appended to this O.M. is meant for Central Government Offices located in Delhi / New Delhi. The Coordination Committees at the State Capitals may draw up separate list of Restricted Holidays keeping in view the occasions of local importance but the 9 occasions left over, after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are to be included in the list of restricted holidays.

5.1 For offices in Delhi / New Delhi, any change in the date of holidays in respect of Idu'l Fitr, Idu'l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon sighting of the Moon, would be declared by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions after ascertaining the position from the Govt. of NCT of Delhi (DCP, Special Branch, Delhi Police).

5.2 For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees at the State Capitals are authorised to change the date of holiday, if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in respect of Fitr, Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad.

5.3 It may happen that the change of date of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement could be made through P.I.B. /T.V. / A.I.R. / Newspapers and the Heads of Departments/ Offices of the Central Government may take action according to such an announcement without waiting for a formal order about the change of date.

6. During 2014, Diwaii (Deepavali) falls on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (Kartika 01). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on "Narakachaturdasi Day". In view of this, there is no objection if holiday on account of Deepavali is observed on "Naraka Chaturdasi Day (in place of Deepavali Day) for the Central Government Offices in a State if in that State, that day alone is declared as a compulsory holiday for Diwali for the offices of the State Government.

7. Central Government Organisations which include industrial, commercial and trading establishments would observe up to 16 holidays in a year including three national holidays viz. Republic Day, Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi's birthday, as compulsory holidays. The remaining holidays / occasions may be determined by such establishments / organisations themselves for the year 2014, subject to para 3.2 above.

8. Union Territory Administrations shall decide the list of holidays in terms of instructions issued in this regard by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

9. In respect of Indian Missions abroad, the number of holidays may be notified in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department's O.M. No.12/5/2002-JCA dated 17th December, 2002. In other words, they will have the option to select 9(Nine) holidays of their own only after including in the list, three National Holidays and Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad, Rama Navami, Id-ul-Fitr, Janamashtami and Muharram included in the list of compulsory holidays and falling on day of weekly off.
10. In respect of Banks, the holidays shall be regulated in terms of the extant instructions issued by the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance.

11. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Ashok Kumar) 
Deputy Secretary (JCA)

ANNEXURE-I

LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2015 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No.
Holiday
Date
Saka Date
Day
1936 SAKA ERA
1
Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)
January 04
Pausha 14
Sunday
2
Republic Day
January 26
Magha 06
Monday
3
Holi
March 06
Phalguna 15
Friday
1937 SAKA, ERA
4
Ram Navami
March 28
Chaitra 07
Saturday
5
Mahavir Jayanti
April 02
Chaitra 12
Thursday
6
Good Friday
April 03
Chaitra 13
Friday
7
Buddha Purnima
May 04
Vaisakha 14
Monday
8
Idu'lFitr
July 18
Ashadha 27
Saturday
9
Independence day
August 15
Sravana 24
Saturday
10
Janmashtami
September 05
Bhadra 14
Saturday
11
Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid)
September 25
Asvina 03
Friday
12
Mahatma Gandhi's Birthday
October 02
Asvina 10
Friday
13
Dussehra
October 22
Asvina 30
Thursday
14
Muharram
October 24
Kartika 02
Saturday
15
Diwali (Deepavali)
November 11
Kartika 20
Wednesday
16
Guru Nanak's Birthday
November 25
Agrahayana 04
Wednesday
*
Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)
December 24
Pausha 03
Thursday
17
Christmas Day
December 25
Pausa 4
Friday
*Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) falls twice in the year 2015
ANNEXURE-II

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2015 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI

S.No
Holiday
Date
Saki Date
Day
SAKA ERA 1936
1
New Year's Day
January 01
Pausha 11
Thursday
2
Makar Sankranti
January 14
Pausha 24
Wednesday
3
Pongal
January 15
Pausha 25
Thursday
4
Basant Panchami /Sri Panchami
January 24
Magha 04
Saturday
5
Guru Ravidas's Birthday
February 03
Magha 14
Tuesday
6
Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti
February 14
Magha 25
Saturday
7
Shivaji Jayanti
February 19
Magha 30
Thursday
8
Holika Dahan
March 05
Phalguna 14
Thursday
9
Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/ Ugadi/ Cheti Chand
March 21
Phalguna 30
Saturday
1936 SARA ERA
10
Easter Sunday
April 05
Chaitra 15
Sunday
11
Vaisakhi/Vishu/Masadi
April 14
Chaitra 24
Tuesday
12
Vaisakhadi(Bengal)/ Bahag Bihu (Assam)
April 15
Chaitra 25
Wednesday
13
Hazarat Al's Birthday
May 03
Vaisakha 13
Sunday
14
Guru Rabindranath's birthday
May 09
Vaisakha  19
Saturday
15
Jamat-Ul-Vida
July 17
Ashadha 26
Friday
16
Rath Yatra
July 18
Ashadha 27
Saturday
17
Parsi New Year's day/ Nauroz 
August 18
Sravana 27
Tuesday
18
Onam 
August 28
Bhadra 06
Friday
19
Raksha Bandhan
August 29
Bhadra 07
Saturday
20
Vinayaka Chaturthi/ Ganesh Chaturthi
September 17
Bhadra 26
Thursday
21
Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)
October 20
Asvina 28
Tuesday
22
Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional)
October 21
Asvina 29
Wednesday
23
Dussehra (Maha Navmi)
October 22
Asvina 30
Thursday
24
Maharishi Valmiki's Birthday
October 27
Kartika 05
Tuesday
25
Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth)
October 30
Kartika 08
Friday
26
Deepavali (South India)
November 10
Kartika 19
Tuesday
27
Naraka Chaturdasi
November 10
Kartika 19
Tuesday
28
Govardhan Puja
November 12
Kartika 21
Thursday
29
Bhai Duj
November 13
Kartika 22
Friday
30
Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja)
November 17
Kartika 26
Tuesday
31
Guru Teg Bahadur's Martyrdom Day
November 24
Agrahayana 03
Tuesday
32
Christmas Eve
November 24
Pausha 03
Thursday


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